This is a passionate day where expressing how you feel will win you the affection of a devout lover. Are you looking for something quick and passionate?
46: Pushing Upward
General Meaning: The forces of growth in springtime demonstrate advancement, as new life pushes upward through the earth’s crust, and the sap is rising. The emphasis is on upward motion, from obscurity to influence, with growth fostered by adaptability and the absence of opposition. Constant, flexible growth is the key attribute of a plant pushing upwards. This reading suggests a period of new promotion and prosperity in your life.
A wise person, in harmony with fate, is sensitive but determined. Make a sincere effort to apply resolute effort. Break through inertia, and good fortune will follow. By remaining flexible and tolerant, you will be able to retain the kind of conscious innocence that fuels growth and advancement. Will power and self-control are necessary to manage this growth skillfully, but the natural enthusiasm of the life force is behind everything.
Today is a wonderful day for finances, or for doing something creative with your mind. You may feel a bit misunderstood today and under some emotional stress. Any sense of melancholy will pass.
About the Number 9
This Tarot Deck: Marseilles
While the hourglass was an identifying feature on the earliest Hermit cards, more modern ones have shifted the metaphor, showing more or less light released from his lantern. In either case, the Hermit card reminds us of the value of time away from the hubbub of civic life, to relax the ego in communion with Nature
A domestic matter that has been lurking in the background could shift to the forefront today. You might feel as if you’re being pushed to say something, even if you are trying to remain neutral. Unfortunately, your words can have more consequences than you expect and might even make things worse. Before you open your mouth, consider whether your disclosure will actually improve the situation. It may be wiser to remain silent for a while longer.
Obsessing about something you should have said to a close friend or family member stirs up unresolved feelings today. But your concerns could be agitated because you’re currently overly sensitive to everything in your immediate environment. Although it’s healthy to acknowledge your compassion for those close to you, it’s also important to remember that you are not responsible for anyone else’s emotions. Don’t intrude into someone else’s life unless you have been specifically invited.
Your ruling planet Mercury engages in a mental war of survival with relentless Pluto today. You may feel as if you’re in over your head, but Mercury is clever enough to outwit even the toughest opponent. Thinking quickly enables you to emerge victorious, but only if you’re realistic about your limitations. There’s no place now for blind optimism. Pay careful attention to everything that is said before making your case as succinctly as you can.
It seems as if someone is pressuring you to say more than you want today as domineering Pluto opposes Mercury in reclusive Cancer. The more others push, the more you resist their efforts. Nevertheless, you still might prefer to have everything out in the open, even if it’s challenging for you to move the discussion along. You would be wise to break through your own resistance because nothing will happen if you wait for anyone else to speak for you.
Even though your patience may have reached its limit, you’re still probably trying to balance your feelings with what others want now. You may be resentful that someone is standing between you and your potential enjoyment. Paradoxically, keeping your negativity to yourself only strengthens it. A smarter strategy is to get your annoyance out in the open. Thankfully, your anger can be transformed once it is seen for what it is.
Your key planet Mercury is visiting your 11th House of Friends where it connects you to others on a deep emotional level. However, its current opposition to shadowy Pluto indicates that your need for personal expression may be overwhelmed by the group process. It’s a good idea to let everyone know how you feel as long as you assume complete responsibility for your own emotions. If you don’t blame anyone else, no one will be able to fault you for saying what’s on your mind.
You are often inclined to keep your opinions to yourself in order to maintain the peace, but someone may push your emotional buttons today, provoking you to say more than is necessary. Although it could be wiser to listen to logic, you are motivated by your sense of fair play to set the record straight. Nevertheless, a bit of diplomacy is still a good idea; you can be honest without having to get everything out in the open in one single blast.
Although interactive Mercury comforts you while it is visiting emotional Cancer, your words seem more confrontational today than you intend. Your key planet Pluto is in a passionate tug-of-war with the cosmic messenger, allowing harsh words to easily slip off your tongue. The consequences of your current honesty could stir up a hornet’s nest of complex feelings. Unnecessary stress can be avoided if you stop to consider other people’s reactions before you speak.
You don’t have much patience with others today; it seems as if your window of opportunity is closing and you might lose your chance to say what’s on your mind if you don’t start an overdue conversation right away. You may be uncomfortable showing your vulnerability, but you are able to quickly adjust to the situation. Your natural confidence is a blessing, but it’s still wise to move slowly. Impulsive disclosures tend to be shallow and may not lead to true satisfaction.
You might be obsessing about a friend or partner today, whether or not the relationship has a viable future. You may even withdraw from others now because retreating from non-essential interactions can be a healthy part of this transit. Letting go is often painful, yet making believe that everything is fine is even worse. You can always choose to reconnect later once you feel more like yourself.
You may be holding out for a better deal today, but it’s probably wise to reconsider your demands and be more open to negotiation. Your natural ability to detach from an emotional situation isn’t working now, making it difficult to unhook yourself from a complex web of feelings. Reminding yourself that you are human just like everyone else will make it easier to express what is in your heart.
Although you might attempt to quietly go about your business today, your frustration could build to a breaking point because you believe that others are not being completely honest with you. You would rather hear the truth than waste your energy trying to fill in the missing information. Ironically, the more you question others, the more they withdraw. Ultimately, it’s best to pay attention to your own feelings now without pushing for resolution until more facts come to light.
the daily humorscope
Sunday, June 19, 2011
In a small dish of earth, bury the stone for three days. Most of the time houseplants can be used for this. Put a toothpick or some sort of marker in the surface of the earth above where you’ve buried your stone, though, or you might never find it again. In addition, beware of using houseplant’s earth if the stone contains a lot of negative energy; it will be absorbed by the earth (which is why you’re using the earth to cleanse the stone), but it will in turn be absorbed from the earth into the houseplant, and the house is likely to die.